Tony Lonardo, son of the owners, works the Carbone's crowd.
Tony Lonardo, son of the owners, works the Carbone's crowd.
Mark Manger

Review preview: Carbone's Italian Sausage Deli

Northwest Denver may be turning over, swallowing up the old Italian institutions that once held down just about every corner of the 'hood, but there are still a few old places where you can find a taste of what this particular part of our city once held. One is Carbone's Italian Sausage Deli.

Rosa Lonardo and her husband, Nick, have owned this tiny, standing room-only shop on West 38th Avenue for 37 years, where -- in addition to vending Italian imports that included noodles, cannoli shells and canned tomatoes -- they serve up homemade sausages and meatballs and a variety of imported cold cuts on baguettes to the regulars who wait in very long lines for these sandwiches.

I ate my way through most of what the deli offers for this week's review, and got a side of Rosa's philosophy, too.

How were the subs? Find out tomorrow when the review is posted here.

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